About the Barn

When we discovered this old red barn, with its ancient chestnut trees and roaming garden, we knew we’d found something special. Built in 1900 and originally belonging to Gut Suckow and the Von Arnim family, the barn had been out of use for almost two decades when we decided to rennovate it.

The largest part of the building was given over to sheep and cow stalls, with the right side of the barn split up into small rooms for the farmer’s family. On the upper level there was also a room for smoking meat, and adjacent to that, a pigeon coup. Working with the lauded Berlin architect Thomas Kröger over a period of 4 years, we managed to turn this old cow shed into a family holiday home (the COUNTRY HOUSE), complete with a separate guest house, for year round use.

If you’re interested in renting the guest property, please explore our site for information on the property itself, the charming village of Fergitz, and the Uckermark region where we are situated.

The Red Barn was awarded in 2016 with the DAM Prize of the German Architecture Museum for outstanding modern architecture.



Suitable for 4 people

Two double bedrooms with king-size beds

Private garden, direct entrance from kitchen area


Suitable for 8 to 10 people, 4, optionally 5 bedrooms.

A spacious private garden (3000 sqm) belongs exclusively to the house.

The covered outdoor area has a large sit-in fireplace.


Address: Ort Fergitz 7, 17268 Gerswalde, Uckermark, Germany

Travel by car from Berlin: approx 1 hr

Travel by car from TXL airport: approx 1 hr 15 min

Travel by car from SFX airport: approx 1 hr 15 min

or try something like Bla Bla Car. That’s better for the environment.


Fergitz is situated in the heart of the Schorfheide Nature Reserve. It sits on the western shoulder of the Oberuckersee, a beautiful and tranquil lake, which together with the Unteruckersee is the largest lake in the region. For nature lovers, walkers, and cyclists, the area offers some of the best landscape in this part of Germany. There are also local activities for families and children, for which we’ve made links below, along with our restaurant recommendations:


Fergitz 7, 17268 Gerswalde

+49 172 9862299 (Stefanie Schneidler)

Please check the availability calendar before sending a booking request.